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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    on our feets ?
     
  2. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Yeah things seem to be going well for Marquess, which is really great. Shoji deserves it, from what I understand he's one of the hardest working guys in the industry, and just loooooves shoes.
     
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  3. Stefan88

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    The guy in the photo (Imai-san I believe) and a closer are quite recent, but the last one has been with them for a few years.

    The atmosphere was nice, as one would expect in Shojis workshop.
     
  4. daizawaguy

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    Not sure if Boots qualify here (workbooks, of all!) but here goes for the record.

    Clinch boots by Brass

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  5. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    ^^^Nice to see that even a workboot made in Japan has a tapered heel :)

    I'm having a MTO-order made by Hiro Yanagimachi, a split toe derby in mid brown. It's made on the new European/American last, and ATM they are testing the pattern for that last, got this pic today from Konomi Egawa who is pattern maker and closer in the Yanagimachi workshop:

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    The shoes will be ready when I visit Tokyo in November, really looking forward to both receiving them and visiting the city. Will also place an order of a semi bespoke pair from Yohei Fukuda while I'm there, and of course visit as many interesting shops/workshops as I can, like Marquess, WFG, TYE and more. Will post some pics here and there will also be several reports and interviews on my blog.
     
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  6. jerrybrowne

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    Not sure if Boots qualify here (workbooks, of all!) but here goes for the record.

    Clinch boots by Brass quote


    Very nicely made boot.
     
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  7. ntempleman

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    Try to check out Yuigo Hayano while in Tokyo if you can, j i.

    And say hello to Yohei from me!
     
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  8. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Yeah I was thinking about trying to meet some of the really new guys, and he seems interesting. Do you know him? He is trained in England right (based on look of the shoes and how he use the language)?

    Will give your regards to Yohei!
     
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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Those are gorgeous.
     
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    I don't know him personally but he's a friend of a friend, one I've got an awful lot of respect for, so I've the confidence to extend my respect if that makes any sense. I'm also looking forward to seeing more of his work so I have an interest in sending you there with a camera!

    There's some big noise coming from Osaka too, guys like Akiyoshi doing good work out in the countryside. I need to plan a trunk show over there and indulge in a bit of industrial espionage, I think.
     
  11. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Alright, well might very well happen, and promise pics for you if so! :)

    Yes I would love to take an early train to Osaka some day and try to see two-three makers there (Ann would be one, and also Il Quadrifoglio), but I'll probably have a hard time to do everything I want in Tokyo, so don't think it will happen. But would be cool to see the Japanese countryside from the Shinkansen as well.
     
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  12. Stefan88

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    I'd visit Bolero in Nagoya and Ann in Osaka if you've got time. 1.15 hour to Nagoya with shinkansen, and another 1.15 hour to Osaka. You can also enjoy some takoyaki and okonomiyaki while you're there :D Bolero would probably be my first choice outside of Tokyo though.
     
  13. MasonAndSmith

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    Some pictures from my visit to BRASS

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  14. Stefan88

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    Some more pics of Yanagimachis testing of the patterns. Both mine and Jespers shoes. Mine will be in a dark brown leather, with the skin stitch facing. Just like the brown sample but in a "slightly" larger size. Ought to be good :)
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  15. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    ^^^ Nice Stefan!
     
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    Jacke Well-Known Member

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    If I'm not completely wrong the shoe to the right in the picture is mine [​IMG]
     
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    That giant shoes? Damn.
     
  18. Stefan88

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    Chogall, that's a standard size 10/10.5 compared with a 6
     
  19. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Ha. Guess its all relative. :(

    The right shoe seem to have proportionally larger toe caps.
     
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  20. Stefan88

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    It does indeed look large ;D

    191cm and 10.5UK is also quite proportional!
     

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